It’s sweater weather, Eme!

Can I get an “awwww….”? Isn’t this the sweetest face? This is Eme, new to the world and wrapped in love.

When Robin told me she and Peter were going to be grandparents my heart soared. Robin, Garnet and I met at our first jobs – right out of college – at M.S. Management. Of we three musketettes, Robin is the one that could obtain that “grand” moniker and in June of this year, this little bundle of Eme came into their lives.

Robin and Garnet are such wonderful friends. We’ve know each other for a long time and have been through a lot of life together … shopping center conventions in Las Vegas, Chicago, Orlando; the rare three-girl weekends; losing parents and welcoming babies as well as sharing so many other family joys and sorrows. We have laughed until we cried or peed or both. I can’t imagine my life without them.

When we learned their new baby would be a girl, I was determined to make something sweet. I happened to be visiting my brother and his wife in Normal, IL when I got the bug to find a yarn shop. The owner of Ewe Knit on Main Street (unfortunately no longer in business when Diana and I stopped by in August) helped me find a Theresa Gaffey design called Baby’s First Sweater. I’ve knitted scarves, shawls, ponchos and even socks but nothing with sleeves and buttonholes so it could have also been called Aunt Kris’s First Sweater.

This was such a labor of love. But as you knitters know, that’s the nature of this craft. Every stitch is handmade. I can’t tell you how delighted I am to have my first sweater wrapped around Robin’s granddaughter, Eme. Recently I was delighted to find out my brother is going to be a “grand.” Don’t tell Lindsey, but there is some sheep’s clothing in her baby’s future 🙂

 

 

11 responses to “It’s sweater weather, Eme!

  1. Warms my heart to read this sweet story. I’m sure it warmed hearts in Chicago when the Millers wrapped their little bundle in the fruit of your labor. Keep knitting AND keep writing.
    Love, G

  2. Love love this photo and story! I absolutely loved seeing and touching the sweater when you finished knitting and were putting on the final touches! It is even better to “meet” Eme wearing the sweater. How precious! She could be a mascot for “Tough Enough to Wear Pink” week next month. Miss ya!

  3. Why just this morning she was asking if she could wear her sweater set…

    • Hope is still fits. I hear she’s growing like a sweet pea 🙂

      • Love love this photo and story! I aloelutsby loved seeing and touching the sweater when you finished knitting and were putting on the final touches! It is even better to “meet” Eme wearing the sweater. How precious! She could be a mascot for “Tough Enough to Wear Pink” week next month. Miss ya!

  4. Awwwww…write more, write more!
    The picture is worth a thousand words is that what we got? Loved it.
    Will make sure I send the link to Adam and Kimberly. . . how lovely.

    Write on sista, write on. You are so good.

    Robin

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